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  • New Bloom Treasure

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ Just in time for Lunar New Year and the Rat’s time in the cyclical place of honor, the Treasure of Unbound Majesty is now available. Packed full of sets for Drow Ranger, Visage, Undying, Storm Spirit, Dazzle, Kunkka, Arc Warden, Dark Willow, and Rubick, this treasure also includes the chance to unbox a rare Puck set, very rare Legion Commander set, or an extremely rare Templar Assassin set. Available for $2.49 in the Dota 2 store, you can claim one of these treasures as a…

  • Quote from Dota2.com: “ Join the pros who battled in The International Grand Finals — World Champions OG and runners-up Team Liquid (now the newly-dubbed Nigma) — alongside a live theater audience in Berlin, Germany on January 28th for the world premiere of True Sight: The International 2019. OG made history in Shanghai last August by successfully defending their hold on the Aegis of Champions, becoming not only the first team to win The International in back-to-back years, but the first ever to…

  • Quote from Dota2.com: “ In today’s update, two heads are better than one, and three heads are better than that, as the all-new Flockheart’s Gamble Arcana item for Ogre Magi makes its grand debut. Featuring all-new custom animations and effects—including a new Firelark mount, Multicast streak counter, enhanced ability effects, and more—the Flockheart’s Gamble Arcana ushers in a new era of Ogre supremacy and bestows even more blessings from the Goddess of Luck. With three heads available to plan c…

  • The Outlanders Update

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ Today’s update unleashes two new heroes — Snapfire and Void Spirit — and unveils the 7.23 Gameplay Update, featuring a host of changes, all-new features, and multiple reworked items and abilities. Head over to The Outlanders update page for a full list of all the changes now available. ” Quelle: blog.dota2.com/2019/11/the-outlanders-update/

  • Fast Queue

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ We know that queue times have increased across the board recently, and the most significant factor contributing to this has been the stricter requirements that Ranked Roles imposes on the formation of matches. Prior to the introduction of Ranked Roles, the matchmaker had a wider pool of people to draw upon because of the few restrictions. In the past, when one or more players desired the same role, this conflict was resolved during the game itself, often with unpleasant r…

  • Continuing Matchmaking Updates

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ Today’s update is once again centered on improving our Matchmaking system, focusing primarily on fixing issues that arose from our previous update. We understand that some players, especially at the high end, have experienced a significant drop in matchmaking quality as a result of our recent iterations. We appreciate all of the feedback and match IDs that we’ve been receiving—your input has been very helpful and we hope you’ll continue to give us feedback after this upda…

  • Dota Plus Autumn Update

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ Today’s patch brings a few features to Dota Plus in the wake of the Battle Pass season, as well as the addition of all-new item sets for Lion, Slardar, and Crystal Maiden to the Dota Plus Rewards section. Plus subscribers can now use the Avoid Player feature to exclude unwanted players from their matchmaking pool, get precise stacking info with the Creep Pull Timers, ward more effectively with the Ward Suggestions, and see your total incoming damage breakdown by type. Thi…

  • Quote from Dota2.com: “ The new Ranked season is here. Today’s blog will go over the changes we are doing as well as areas we are still thinking about. The changes in this update will be rolled out gradually over the next two days as we iron out bugs. The calibration part of the new season will begin this Thursday. Role Symmetry ==== One big observation that we had since the previous update was that matches with misaligned roles had a meaningful impact on game quality. An example of this is when…

  • Quote from Dota2.com: “ Road to the Aegis Congratulations to OG, Grand Champions at The International 2019. OG rebuffed every challenger and silenced all critics as the first reigning champions in the history of The International to successfully defend their hold on the Aegis of Champions. After a dominating Group Stage that saw them drop only two games to their fourteen wins, OG squared off against a Newbee squad that was eager to prove themselves on the Main Stage. Newbee eked out a small adva…

  • Trove Carafe Immortals

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ The Trove Carafe for The International 2019 is now available, featuring all-new items for Bounty Hunter, Crystal Maiden, Nature’s Prophet, Arc Warden, Templar Assassin, Chaos Knight, and Tusk. In addition, each treasure you open offers the chance to receive a rare item set for Techies, very rare golden versions of the Tusk or Crystal Maiden items, or an ultra rare set for Monkey King. The Trove Carafe also lets you support your favorite broadcast talent at this year’s eve…

  • Quote from Dota2.com: “ Today’s update rolls out the exclusive ‘Majesty of the Colossus’ prestige item set for Tiny at Battle Level 255—along with the ‘Reptilian Refuge’ custom Radiant and Dire creeps at level 182—to fill out the Battle Pass rewards line as we approach The International. Featuring completely new models for each of his Grow states, plus custom animations and effects for Avalanche and Tree Grab, the ‘Majesty of the Colossus’ can only be earned by increasing your Battle Level to 25…

  • Summer Scrub Part 2

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ Today’s update delivers the second half of the Summer Scrub, focused on bug fixes and some quality of life improvements just in time for The International. One of the first changes you’re likely to notice is the implementation of a new version of the customizable hero grid. Players can now create multiple grid presets, each with their own unique layouts and categories. You can drag and drop heroes around the grid and rename or resize different buckets to suit your needs f…

  • The International Approaches

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ The International Group Stage is almost upon us. As the teams, fans, and broadcast crews make their final preparations for the crowning esports event of the year, it’s time to unveil some of the final details for everyone watching. Tournament News Head over to the in-game Compendium for a complete list of Casters and Talent for this year’s event. Don’t forget to fill out your predictions for hero picks, team results, player performance, and tournament meta. Predictions lo…

  • Matchmaking Update

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ A comprehensive matchmaking system is an important factor in being able to enjoy playing Dota, regardless of which hero or role you prefer. Today’s update includes some engineering changes to the core matchmaking system to allow for bigger changes and better analytical capabilities. Over the next year, we’ll be spending more time focusing on various aspects of matchmaking such as intra-team balance, player conduct, new player experience, abusive behaviors, account buying,…

  • Immortal Treasure III

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ Today’s update unveils Immortal Treasure III, featuring all-new items for Axe, Clinkz, Lycan, Mars, Terrorblade, and Slardar. In addition to one of those items, each of these treasures you open also offers increasing odds to receive a very rare Golden version of the Axe item or an ultra rare Necrophos item. There’s also the chance to discover a rare haul of Battle Points or the cosmically rare Overgrown Emblem. Battle Pass owners can find an Immortal Treasure III ready to…

  • Quote from Dota2.com: “ Introducing the first-ever Hero Persona—a completely different visual and thematic take on a classic hero—available now to Battle Pass owners who invoke level 305 or beyond. Featuring all-new models, animations, voice performance, and item slots for future customization, this first persona sends the ageless Invoker back to his earliest days studying the wizarding arts. Every legend has a beginning, and the Arsenal Magus is no exception. Aeons before he was recognized as t…

  • Quote from Dota2.com: “ Congratulations to the six teams that have earned the right to join the twelve DPC standouts in battling for the Aegis of Champions. Mineski, Royal Never Give Up, Natus Vincere, Chaos Esports Club, Infamous, and Forward Gaming have all emerged from the Regional Qualifiers as worthy additions to the field of the world’s finest Dota teams. Now that the final list of eighteen teams is set and preparations in Shanghai are well underway, it’s time to explore The International …

  • Quote from Dota2.com: “ The International 2019 Collector’s Cache returns for another round, featuring multiple items from this year’s Call to Arms as well as some hidden workshop gems for a span of favorite heroes—including a Rare set for Necrophos, a Very Rare set for Ember Spirit, and an Ultra Rare set for Juggernaut. Available now for $2.49, unboxing thirteen of these treasures will automatically grant you thirty-two Battle Levels, and the odds of receiving a bonus rare item increase with eac…

  • The Summer Scrub

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ The sun is shining, the creeps are marching, and it’s the perfect time to open up the proverbial windows and give the Dota world a healthy scrub. To that effect, we’ll be working on an update focused on bug fixes that should help get the lanes in good shape as we head into the final stretch before The International. To assist in our efforts, we’d love the Dota community to put on your bug-hunting hats and sound off on any bugs you’ve encountered during your games. While w…

  • Quote from Dota2.com: “ Wrath of the Mo’rokai Deep in the jungles of Fellstrath, the ruins of an ancient civilization lie hidden beneath tangled canopy and creeping vine. In today’s update, all Battle Pass owners can choose to queue up to face the Wrath of the Mo’rokai, as two ancient guardians rise from slumber to wreak havoc on the age-old battle of the Ancients. To join the battle at full strength, the Mo’rokai require tributes of essence that will help them reclaim dormant abilities and grea…